Postdoctoral Research Fellow, English and Related Literature, University of York – Heslington Campus

Due: 2 June, 2015

Full-time,  Fixed term: The post is available from 15 September 2015, for a period of 2 years.
Salary: £30,434 – £31,342 a yea

Jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and the University of York, the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) www.sdu.dk/cml is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The Centre takes an integrated European approach to the study of Medieval Literature and welcomes applications from those working on the literary cultures of medieval Europe, from Scandinavia to the Middle East. Research projects will fall within the three main research areas of CML: languages, fictionality and canon formation and will normally result in the publication of a monograph or a series of articles in edited collections and international peer-reviewed journals. Specialism in medieval European literature(s) outside of England is desirable.

You will be committed to collaboration which unites scholarship across disciplines and languages, and creating a shared research environment across SDU and York by spending extended periods of time in both institutions. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area of Medieval Studies (Literature, Philology, Linguistics, Manuscript Studies, History) and be able to work at an advanced level in at least two of the languages of Medieval Europe.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Elizabeth Tyler: elizabeth.tyler@york.ac.uk.

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The Medieval Fellows Program 2015 – 2016, Fordham University& The Center for medieval Studies

Due: 1 July, 2015

Fordham Medieval Fellows enjoy the benefits of post-graduate research affiliation with Fordham University and its Center for Medieval Studies during one or two semesters of research in the New York City area. The appointment carries no stipend, but Fellow status includes: an office with a computer and printer, library privileges and a carrel, a research-oriented e-mail account, use of the gym at faculty rates, participation in all seminars and functions in Medieval Studies, photocopy privileges, and program stationery.

While in residence, each Medieval Fellow will be expected to offer one lecture in his or her area of specialization and to abide by the regulations of those University facilities that s/he will utilize. Fellows will be invited to participate fully in the Center’s activities, including workshops, service as judges in graduate prize competitions, and the annual Medieval Studies Conference.

Candidates wishing to apply for Fellow status for the Fall term of 2015 or the Spring term of 2016 should submit the following to Susanne Hafner, Director of Medieval Studies, FMH 405, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458 (fax: 718-817-3987), by July 1, 2015:

1. A letter of application and intent to be in residence in or in the immediate proximity of New York City for the stated duration of the candidate’s request for affiliation;
2. A succinct two- to three-page, doubled-space description of the project or purpose for which the candidate is applying for status as a Fordham Medieval Fellow;
3. A current curriculum vitae;
4. Names and addresses (and email addresses) of three referees.

Inquiries may also be addressed to Dr. Hafner at medievals@fordham.edu
Announcement of next year’s awards will be in August.


INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2016-2017

Deadline: November 1 2015

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.

Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at http://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu).